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ID 1190
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TF9438
Project type Metal detector
County Norfolk
Site Great Walsingham
Site Type Small town
Location Type Temple?
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Goat
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, but missing lower right rear leg
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 51.00
Length 55.00
References Bagnall Smith 1999, 31 no 13, pl VA
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Description A very fine, naturalistically modelled goat, possibly part of a larger group, showing remarkably clear details of horns, beard and fleece of fat curls. The head is turned slightly to the right and down to the left. The punched holes for the pupils are not level, nor are the ears. The mouth is slightly open and the short tail curls upwards (Bagnall Smith).


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